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First and foremost, she was a dancer.

Happy Birthday to Madonna – sixty today. She’s the richest and most successful female singer the world has ever known but she started out as a dancer and it was this spectacularly choreographed talent was what always set her apart. She was knocking 50 when she made this and still a phenomenal hoofer. Phenomenally shrewd too. Already a global gay icon, she sampled Abba’s Gimme Gimme Gimme A Man after Midnight and went to Number One in forty countries with perhaps the most Pride-friendly tune ever recorded.

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